Whether you follow politics or not you have probably heard that today the Congress has decided to read the Constitution aloud. The purpose, at least in theory, is to remind the Representatives of the founding documents, which govern our society.
I like politics so I’m naturally interested in this endeavor, but I’m even more interested in the idea of giving a new priority to Ancient Documents. I think it would be wise for Christians to do the same.
In the Old Testament when God’s People were far removed from God’s ideal, it was when they found the book of the Law that changes began to be made. When they read the law with a heart to follow it, great strides toward a renewed faithfulness was demonstrated. When the people came back from the Exile it was Ezra who took the time to read, explain, and practice the Word of God.